Joe Terranova on 19 Nov 2009 12:49:48 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Web Development Tools

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Andrew Keyes <> wrote:
> I was specifically looking for something that doesn't need root privs to
> start and stop (and had a GUI like the examples I gave in
> the initial email.)

If you look at the instructions for XAMPP, you still need root
privileges -- at the least, you'd definitely need root privileges to
run apache, because it's port is 80 (by default), which normal users
can't listen on. root is needed to start and stop. The only gui i see
for it is the optional gui to start and stop, which also needs sudo to

You can do what you want obivously, I just personally don't like
installing 3rd party stuff in /opt when it's all already in packages.
I'm not really seeing what xampp brings to the table that's special.

Joe Terranova
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